Karen Desmet

Assistant Financial Controller at George Hotel, Edinburgh
Lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands
over 6 months ago

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  • Assistant Financial Controller

    George Hotel, Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    August 1997 - August 1999

    CPM Nederland – part of the Omnicom Group, a NY Stock Exchange global network of marketing communications offices. (15.3 B $ revenue for the whole group) Responsibilities: Coaching, mentoring and management of my Support team (4), consisting of Finance, IT and Facilities. As Omnicom is an NYSE company, the need to ensure compliancy with Group, Accounting, Treasury and SOX requirements is essential. On a monthly basis we analyse running projects, unbilled AR and work in progress with the Commercial teams. A thorough review of margin/sales fluctuations is conducted during and after each project has been finalized. Reporting into Hyperion, consisting of monthly and quarterly reports, working capital updates, headcount-analysis, variance and EBIT by client analysis. Financial forecasting with our Commercial teams and Business Development Manager. Present quarterly financial reports to Board Members with MD. Member of our 5 headed Management Team and right hand of the Managing Director.


  • English
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  • Dutch
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  • French
    Professional working
  • German
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  • Italian
    Limited working
Geneva, Switzerland
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